My guest today is Joe Cosentino, here to talk about his recent release Drama Queen, the first in his Nicky and Noah mystery series, which is now out in audiobook format!
My novel Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery, came out in June and has frequently been in the top twenty in its category on Amazon Kindle’s bestseller list since its release. The paperback is taking off now too, and everyone’s been telling me it should be made into an audiobook. So I was thrilled when Steve Berman told me Lethe Press was producing an audio version of the book.
With twenty-four characters of all ages/races/genders/sexualities/personalities (one bipolar), as well as Nicky and Noah using their theatre skills to impersonate other people during their investigation, it was important to find the right narrator. The audiobook is now available narrated by Michael Gilboe, a gifted actor, character voice artist, and college theatre professor/director—like Nicky Abbondanza, the leading character. Michael has a dry wit in his reading, which fits the wacky humor of the series. He also does an incredible job bringing to life all twenty-four characters!
The audiobook is on Audible and Amazon, available for download on any audio device or computer. I think you will laugh hysterically at Michael’s performance, and be captivated by the clues, red herrings, reversals, and surprise ending of the story. Don’t miss it!
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It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press
Cover Design: Ben Baldwin
Release date: June 6, 2015
About the Author
Joe Cosentino is the author of Drama Queen, the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), An Infatuation (Dreamspinner Press), Paper Doll, the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays “Infatuation” and “Neighbor” were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Drama Muscle, the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), A Shooting Star (Dreamspinner Press novella), A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press holiday novella), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press fairytale novella), and Porcelain Doll, the second Jana Lane mystery (Wild Rose Press).
Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com